Date published: Friday 9th October 2020 9:17
Adrian’s career at Liverpool may well be over, according to Reds team-mate Marko Grujic.
The goalkeeper had a night to forget on Sunday at Villa Park as Villa hammered seven past him.
And while Adrian was not at fault for all the goals, he did make a huge mistake for the opener by misplacing a pass which allowed Ollie Watkins to open the scoring.
He was hesitant at best after that after stepping in for the injured Alisson and went on to concede six more in a performance which Andy Robertson described as “embarrassing”.
And now midfielder Grujic, who made a loan move to Porto on deadline day, claimed on social media that Adrian’s time at Anfield may well be up.
Grujic was taking about fantasy football, replying to a post about Ollie Watkins, who blasted a hat-trick against the Reds.
Responding to a post about Watkins on Instagram he said: “The first couple of games the man is nowhere to be found. I impatiently decided to move him (out of my team) in Fantasy… the rest is history.”
He then added: “Probably also ended Adrian’s career at LFC,” along with a sly face emoji.
With Alisson sidelined for a couple of weeks, Jurgen Klopp has a big decision to make whether Adrian will take his place against Everton on October 17.
Liverpool reportedly have made an enquiry about Paulo Gazzaniga after Adrian’s disaster at Villa.
According to The Independent, the Premier League champions made contact with Tottenham to check on Gazzaniga’s availability.
The 28-year-old made 18 appearances in the top flight last season, conceding 26 goals. However, he has fallen down the pecking order after Spurs signed Joe Hart.
It appears that the Reds were rebuffed in their approach and the deadline passed without a deal being done.
Klopp could still look to the Championship for more goalkeeping cover though, with the domestic deadline open until October 16.